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A Review of “Reborn Again”

A Review of Reborn Again: Crucifying Christendom & Resurrecting a Radical, Christopher VanHall, 2019, by John Henson What happens when a fundamentalist evangelical minister enthralled in megachurch worship productions, religious right crusades, and apathy to the downtrodden finds the real Jesus. Apparently, a lot, as seen in his journey of being fired from churches to starting […]

Neighbor lying half-dead in street

Timely words from N.T. Wright’s Luke for Everyone re the Good Samaritan parable for Sunday’s gospel text: “No church, no Christian, can remain content with easy definitions which allow us to watch most of the world lying half-dead in the road.  Today’s preachers, and today’s defenders of the gospel, must find fresh ways of telling […]

Burdens to Carry

Message Manuscript for “Burdens Carried Here”   Galatians 1:1-16 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, July 7, 2019 Jinny and I ran the Firecracker 5K this past week on July 4.  Our kids ran in the children’s part of it a long time ago but we had not ever run it. Running a 5K […]

A Work in Progress

“A Work in Progress” Ephesians 2:7-14 Delivered to Church for the Highlands on the 7th Anniversary Sunday, September 17, 2017 [sermon audio is here] The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família. That’s the majestic church in Barcelona behind me on the screen. It is a masterpiece, designed by Antoni Gaudi, that has been […]

Putting on Jesus

“Who Are You Wearing?”        Romans 13:8-14 Delivered to Church for the Highlands    John Henson Sunday, September 10, 2017 How did we ever make it in life without phone apps?  Some of you never have had to, but many of us remember what it was like when you had to read the […]

Why Go to Church?

It turns out that my sermon didn’t record this past Sunday.  I use Sound Cloud to capture the audio and it froze on me as I was beginning my introduction.  So, here’s an outline of the sermon: “Why Go to Church”   1 Kings 8:1-43 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, August 26, 2012 […]

“Give Them Away” by Jack Henson

My son, Jack, preached his first sermon ever today during our worship service this morning.  It was our first youth-led service.  Many thanks to Kyle Kelley, Karin Tillstrom, and Frances Kelley for worship planning and working with the youth to provide a great service for us all. Below is Jack’s sermon manuscript.  He did an […]